MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

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MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
Course Code EE3-A2-16
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 1 year on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate


2 SEC/O-Level passes/ SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Mathematics or Physics


A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.

Other Entry Requirements A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.
Course Description The programme is intended for students who would like to further their studies at higher levels and subsequently find employment in engineering especially in the field of electronics. The programme consists of twelve modules, out of which six are vocational while the other six address the key competences.

Vocational modules focus on functions of electronic components, electronic circuit design, operation of electronic systems, installation and configuration of PC hardware and software, interpreting engineering information and working safely and effectively in the workplace.

The key skills modules provide an opportunity for students to gain adequate skills in Maltese, English, Mathematics, Information Technology, and Science and Technology. Furthermore, students will receive guidance in their personal development

Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Electrical and Electronics Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.
Assessment Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Work safely, efficiently and effectively in the engineering workplace

2. Use mathematical principles related to electrical and mechanical science

3. Understand the function and operation of electrical and electronic system components

4. Install, test and configure PC hardware systems, components and software packages.

Core Study Units
  • Health and Safety in the engineering workplace
  • Interpreting and using engineering documentation
  • Electronic components and devices
  • Configuration of PC Systems
  • Electronic Circuits design
  • Operation and basic troubleshooting of Electronic systems
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Industrial Electronics)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Green Energy Technologies)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)
  •  MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Embedded Systems Design)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Power Electronics)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Building Services Engineering
  • EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category ‘A’ Licence Course
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma for Polymer Process Technicians
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Operations and Maintenance
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Grade B or better leads to: MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (Leading to EASA Part-66 Cat B 1.1 Examinations)
Career Opportunities